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Work Culture

WORK CULTURE

Work culture plays an important role in extracting the best out of employees and making them stick to the organization for a longer duration

An organization is said to have a strong work culture when the employees follow the organization’s rules and regulations and adhere to the existing guidelines

An organization's culture consists of the values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that employees share and use on a daily basis in their work. The culture determines how employees describe where they work, how they understand the business, and how they see themselves as part of the organization.

There is some of the characteristics of healthy work culture:

  • A healthy work culture leads to satisfied employees and an increased productivity.
  • Employees must be cordial with each other.
  • Each employee should be treated as one.
  • Appreciating the top performers is important.
  • Encourage discussions at the workplace.
  • Organization must have employee friendly policies and practical guidelines.
  • The “Hitler approach” does not fit in the current scenario.
  • Promote team building activities to bind the employees together.

There are some of the reasons why a healthy workplace culture is important:

  • Better hiring choices
  • Employee happiness
  • Employee retention
  • Performance quality
  • Reputation

Three broad concepts help identify the traits specific to a culture:

  • Social culture.
  • Material culture.
  • Ideological culture.

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Written By Raveena Shanmugham

Human Resource Expert

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